Silas Nyamweya

Employment: Entrepreneur thrives in mannequin trade

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-05 08:00:05

The mannequins act as models on the display window. They create the first impression and are the first thing clients interact with when they visit any fashion shop.

My mum abandoned me when she got married but I forgave her

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-05 12:10:11

I was sent home for school fees. When I arrived, I saw new curtains but it did not ring a bell immediately. I knocked at the door and that’s when I realised the house had new occupants.

Being jobless can lead to addiction

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-14 22:48:15

I grew up in a family where I witnessed my dad struggle with alcoholism. He was a respected clinical officer but alcoholism took a toll on him until he drank himself into an early grave.

How cultural dance crew rose from the bottom to be stars

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-09 15:20:43

We have had the opportunity to grace state functions under the Permanent Presidential Music Commission and perform at airports, corporate events, renowned hotels, and reserves.

Woman's struggle to raise four kids after their parents died mysteriously

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-11 13:58:39

I am just from the hospital taking medications for depression and pressure-related ailments. The burden of taking care of these kids is becoming too much considering that my age is advanced.

Our girls are still using rags for periods

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-30 11:09:32

I witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of period poverty. Girls would frequently miss school during their menstrual cycles, which compelled me to take action.

Dear mother, why did you reject me?

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-18 08:34:03

Despite their strained relationship, Mark Oloo and his mother have made amends.

Ten types of people you will meet in Kenya's street protests

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-19 16:18:39

Not everyone who hits the streets to protest has the same intentions.

I started my business as a volunteer

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-26 18:16:41

The scarcity of opportunities has been the main challenge, but we are slowly catching up from where we were before covid dominated.

My battle with bipolar disorder

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-28 22:17:18

The greatest challenge has been my education being delayed by four years. I took eight years on campus due to a mental condition.

10 silly questions Kenyans like to ask

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-07-30 10:48:03

A conversation with a Kenyan is like an elaborate game of chess, one which would completely baffle a foreigner if they were to listen in

I was orphaned at seven months old, now I take care of orphans

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-01 11:34:36

As we speak today we have six boys who we have placed at different secondary schools, six at different polytechnics, eight at different primary schools and we hope to help more.

How I make money training people to make tasty yoghurt

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-03 12:09:01

I started to train others because I personally faced numerous challenges when I began my own venture, and I recognized the need for mentorship and guidance.

PLO Lumumba: How to fix the squabbles we face after every election

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-04 23:38:37

What we have in Kenya are ethnic clubs or personality cultism. The sooner we realise that governance must now address those specificities, the safer we are.

Living with Schizophrenia: Yearning for a kinder society

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-06 09:31:15

I was in denial for a while. I consider myself very sharp and bright and so I failed to understand how this could happen to me. It took me more than four years to accept. 

Ivy Juma aka Miss Errands says teaching wasn't as fun

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-09 10:00:25

Many people needed someone to run errands for them due to their busy schedules. Recognising this opportunity, I decided to seize it.

Don't expect much from the Azimio-Kenya Kwanza dialogue

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-17 20:23:25

Those in government generally do not want national conversations about those issues.

Ciku Kimani on love, books and Rastafari

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-16 15:11:34

I locked my hair about 24 years ago. It was a fashion statement back then.

How to start yogurt-making business

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-17 12:03:40

Entrepreneur says training people in yogurt making is a way of giving back to society.

I am bridging the largest health disparity we rarely talk about

By Silas Nyamweya   2023-08-22 09:52:43

Dr Dorcas Magai empowers the youth to be in charge of their mental health. Her research on mental health unearthed worrying statistics